Day tour to Kizhi in winter season


6-14 hours

Tourist activity

History & Culture Tours

Tourist destination

Karelia Tours, Kizhi Tours

Travel to Kizhi between October and May, when there are no boats

  • Visit the iconic Kizhi Island
  • Departure from Petrozavodsk
  • Includes transportation
  • Includes tour of Kizhi Museum of Wooden Architecture
Day 1. Petrozavodsk - Kizhi Island - Petrozavodsk
  • Included meals: Tea break
~07:00 - 08:00 – Pick-up at the train station or hotel in Petrozavodsk.
Transfer by car* to Oyatevshina, a small village near Kizhi Island, 300 km away from Petrozavodsk. The trip takes about 4.5 hours.
Take a short ride from Oyatevshina to Kizhi by a hovercraft (or motorboat). The distance is about 3 km only.
Arrive at Kizhi Island. Walking tour of the grounds of the open-air museum of wooden architecture of Kizhi. See historical wooden churches, chapels, houses of peasants and windmills. Visit one church and one house.
Tea with pastries and pies.
Travel back to Petrozavodsk.
Return to Petrozavodsk at about 20:00.
Transfer to the hotel or train station.

* The route via Oyatevshina involves mostly land transport and does not depend on ice conditions on Lake Onega. That is why we can use it all the year round. When ice covers the entire lake (usually in February and March), this trip becomes much easier and faster - just board a hovercraft in Petrozavodsk at 10:00 and return at about 16:00.

Dates and prices

Please, request for a quote.


1. Transportation by car/van and hovercraft/boat as per the itinerary.
2. English-speaking guide’s services.
3. Admission to the museum and walking tour at Kizhi Island.
4. Tea break.

Questions & Answers
What kind of vehicles do you use?

We use modern, comfortable 9-seater vans, for example Volkswagen Caravella with plenty of luggage space.
For smaller groups we use suitably sized cars, such as Skoda Octavia.
For bigger groups we use Mercedes Sprinter buses or full-sized coaches.


Thank you so much, Konstantin, for arranging our trip to Кижи - especially at such short notice. We had a wonderful time. It is the highlight of our trip. Alex was a great tour guide. He knows such a lot and his English is amazing. We learnt a lot from him.
We have had a great time in Petrozavodsk - thanks to you!!  

Louise and Alan, Australia